Art in the Landscape

Commissions: Art in the Landscape

Beaconsfield Town Hall Green, Beaconsfield, Bucks
(For Beaconsfield Town Council)
The Town Hall Green is located in the heart of Beaconsfield New Town by the Town Hall & next to the railway station. We were asked by the town council to progress a new design of the Town Hall Green & to project manage the construction & planting works to completion. We selected a theme of celebrating the rich links that the town has with its literary past, fine metalwork details evident in the Old Town & historic modes of transport. We designed a clay cobbled seating area with an Armillary sundial as a focus. We also designed the wrought ironwork displays arrayed around the seating area. Famous people depicted include GK Chesterton & Enid Blyton.
The displays also celebrate the 700 year town street fair, a 1600 wall painting of a Lute player, a coach & horses, the local railway & Bekonscot model village.
See Testimonials for further information. The Noddy/Big Ears & Lute player laser cut displays were interpreted & painted by the community artist Steffi Goddard.
Old Ford Locks Gateway, Dace Road, London Borough of Tower Hamlets 
(For British Waterways/Lea Rivers Trust)
We were appointed by British Waterways to develop a masterplan to regenerate Old Ford Locks on the Lee & Stort Navigation in the east end of London. We wrote a design brief for local artists to create & deliver a distinctive sculptural gateway to Old Ford Locks. We worked with take pART, an Arts initiative managed by the Lea Rivers Trust, to develop the gateway concept as interpreted by the local artists Jan Rosser & Penny Sadubin.
Graphics produced by local schoolchildren were incorporated into the design of the entrance beacons which are illuminated at night.
Pound Mill Mustard Mill Sculpture, Wraysbury Road, Staines, Middlesex
(For Spelthorne Borough Council)
We were appointed by Spelthorne Borough Council to develop a sketch design & themes to convert an unattractive parking area into public open space & to improve the local townscape.
The new public space provides a welcoming setting for the historic brick building that was formerly the Staines West railway station for the branch line to West Drayton.
There are also historical connections with a former mustard mill & the Staines Linoleum factory that were located nearby on the site of the Two Rivers shopping centre. The sculptor John Atkin was commissioned by Spelthorne to produce a steel sculpture that features elements from both the former railway & mustard mill/ linoleum factory site.
The area is now enjoyed by local residents, office workers, & & shoppers alike.
Gerrards Cross Station, Gerrards Cross, Bucks
(For Network Rail & Chiltern Railways)
This commission involved the redesign of a redundant station platform & its conversion into an attractive planted landscape. A competition was run to find a sculptor who could design a bronze ‘navvy’ figure to provide an historical reference to the many navvies who were employed to build the cuttings for the railway around 1900.
The sculpture was created by Anthony Stones & his original sketch is featured. The platform railings feature plaques depicting scenes of nearby countryside. Unfortunately the planting was compromised by a supermarket development although the sculpture section & railings were untouched.
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